VSEPRbyFormula - VSEPR-Predicted Shapes for MXn Molecules...

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VSEPR-Predicted Shapes for MX n Molecules ( n = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Formula Case Shape Example MX 2 2 bonds + 0 lone pairs linear BeF 2 2 bonds + 1 lone pair bent (<120 o ) SnCl 2 2 bonds + 2 lone pairs bent (<109.5 o )H 2 O 2 bonds + 3 lone pairs linear XeF 2 MX 3 3 bonds + 0 lone pairs trigonal planar BF 3 3 bonds + 1 lone pair trigonal pyramidal NH 3 3 bonds + 2 lone pairs T-shape ClF 3 MX 4 4 bonds + 0 lone pairs tetrahedral CH 4 4 bonds + 1 lone pair irregular tetrahedron
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course CHEM 116 taught by Professor Robertcarter during the Spring '07 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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